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Old 11-23-03, 07:29 AM   #26
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Yes, Bill Nighy played Viktor in "Underworld", and Billy Mack in "Love Actually".
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Old 11-23-03, 07:41 AM   #27
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Old 11-23-03, 11:51 AM   #28
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I am relaly looking forward to this movie, and hopefully my husband won't mind either because of your review. I am particularly looking forward to seeing Martine McCutcheon - former "Tiffany" from EastEnders.
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Old 11-24-03, 03:09 AM   #29
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Just a few things I loved about this movie

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1. Emma Thomspon's can deliver so matter-of-fact-lyabout things that are incredibly emotional. (What would you do in this situation? When would you cut loose?)

2. The fact that the porn stand-ins were shy about kissing

3. How incredibly beautiful and stunning Keira Knightley looked in the first 20 minutes of this movie

4. Liam Neeson just being the coolest actor out there

5. The fact that not all the stories have happy endings
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Old 11-24-03, 06:00 AM   #30
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I thought this was an excellent film. A couple of the plots were unnecessary though and could have been shaved for time. Mostly the two porn characters. Their interaction with the other characters was minimal and could have shaved 10-15 minutes of the movie. Same with the Laura Linney plot. But, that being said it was a movie about showing ALL the different types of love and relationships. It did a good job at that.

My favorite hands down was Liam Neeson's plot. He did an excellent job. Then the Colin Firth overcoming a language barrier for love. And then Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister was great as well. The comical ones were still touching(and funny) at the end, the whole washed up singer Billy Mack, and the young guy who came to the US to get laid. That set up some great cameos starting with 24's Elisha Cuthbert, and ending with 2 other famous(don't want to give too much away) smokin' hot babes.

My only question is, where was Alan Rickman's character coming from at the airport? Why were they even there?
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Old 11-24-03, 09:01 AM   #31
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My only question is, where was Alan Rickman's character coming from at the airport? Why were they even there?
I was wondering that myself.
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Old 11-24-03, 12:34 PM   #33
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A couple of the plots were unnecessary though and could have been shaved for time. Mostly the two porn characters. Their interaction with the other characters was minimal and could have shaved 10-15 minutes of the movie.
That would have ruined the entire movie. They were the main piece to the whole puzzle. Yes they had very small parts, but you could not have tied everyone together without their "story."

And whats wrong with the time of the movie? Its a little over two (2) hours and was great fun. I feel cheated when I sit through a movie that is 90 minutes. A movie is supposed to be two (2) hours, if I wanted to watch television programming I could have stayed home.
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Love Martine McCutcheon actually

Martine McCutcheon needs to recieve more and bigger parts! <3

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Old 11-24-03, 09:56 PM   #35
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I saw this at the sneak preview about 3-4 weeks ago and loved it. The only reason I went and saw it in the first place is so I could watch Keira Knightly. I ended up enjoying it all, and was shocked to see Elisha Cuthbert in it.

And when my friends and I saw it, we were the only 3 guys there that didn't have dates.
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Old 11-25-03, 10:40 AM   #36
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Re: Love Martine McCutcheon actually

[QUOTE]Originally posted by kidrockshorty
[B]Martine McCutcheon needs to recieve more and bigger parts! <3

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You could always buy her concert DVD (of muscial numbers) or her three (3) CDs. All are available through Amazon's UK store.
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Old 11-30-03, 01:07 AM   #37
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Just saw this tonight. I couldn't stop laughing. Bill Nighty should get an academy award for his part. When he dead-panned that PSA for drugs I laughed so hard I almost started crying. That and the scene when the kid is playing the drums and the girl points at him, then points at everyone else, was probably the best reaction shot Ive ever seen. His face just said it all.
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Old 11-30-03, 10:48 PM   #38
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I really enjoyed this movie and will be probably see it again closer to Christmas. I had pretty high expectations as I am a big fan of esemble casts with British actors and since Love Actually has both I was hoping for one treat of a movie. And once I found out the stunningly beautiful Keira Knightley was in it I couldn't miss it.

It definitely was one treat of a movie, and it kind does make you happy watching the movie and while leaving after its over. All the story lines were quite well done with nice edting and acting all around. Liam Neeson's story with his step-son, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman's betrayal story, and Keira Knightley's story with her husband's best friend was also quite touching. Bill Nighy was freaking hilarious as was the guy going to Wisconsin to score some chicks and have to mention Rowan Atkinson only in a little bit, but still very funny.

And every other story I didn't mention I liked too, great, great movie. ***1/2 out of ****
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Old 12-01-03, 02:29 AM   #39
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My wife and I saw this last night. It was very funny and quite enjoyable, but just a bit too implausible to be great.
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Old 04-18-04, 12:07 AM   #40
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I enjoyed it and the woman who played Hugh Grant's love interest was beautiful as was the Portuguese woman. Not great but very entertaining.
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Old 03-17-17, 11:06 AM   #41
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re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

Not a movie sequel, but a mini-reunion was made for Red Nose Day. This airs in the U.K. on March 24. NBC airs it May 25.




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Old 03-17-17, 01:24 PM   #42
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re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

Hell YEAH!! for some reason i love this movie. I even made a video review of it a few years ago..which is now lost in Youtube
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Old 03-17-17, 02:48 PM   #43
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Old 03-17-17, 03:23 PM   #44
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re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

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Hahaha maybe...
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Old 03-17-17, 06:15 PM   #46
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re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

Saw this. Very cute. Andrew Lincoln is awesome and this is one of my favorite movies of all time...
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Old 03-19-17, 11:43 AM   #48
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re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

This looks fun if you win.

Support Red Nose Day and Join the Cast of Love Actually for a Day in London
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Old 03-20-17, 10:38 AM   #49
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Re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

I really enjoy the movie. If I catch it while channel surfing, I always finish watching it.
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Old 03-20-17, 10:51 AM   #50
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Re: Love Actually - Grant, Firth, Knightley, Rickman, Neeson

This always struck me as one of those movies that should have been long forgotten but somehow managed to connect with a ton of people. Like the sappiest Hallmark card in movie form.

I like it a good bit as well.
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